Greenlight from EU Parliament: all motor vehicles to be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems
During the plenary session on 11-14 March, the European Parliament greenlighted a set of new rules to make advanced safety equipment mandatory in all new vehicles sold on the EU market. The measures were proposed by the European Commission in May last year, stating that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver distraction, drowsiness and attention warning system.
According to the European Parliament the new rules would include:
– Driver drowsiness and attention warning if alertness is insufficient
– Distraction warning to alert the driver if the level of visual attention to the traffic situation is low
According to the Parliament, the new rules partly aim to adapt to new causes of distractions for drivers, especially the use of electronic devices. It is also a way to help drivers get use to autonomous technologies in vehicles.
For Smart Eye the greenlight from the EU Parliament is positive since it could increase the speed of implementation of DMS technology on the European market even further, and in the end save more lives.
The new rules still have to be negotiated with the Council before they can enter into force.
Smart Eye names two additional car models
Today Smart Eye is able to name two additional car models from
BMW: BMW X3 and X4.
Smart Eye’s DMS technology will aid gaining insights into the driver’s attention state, focus and drowsiness on the road, understanding and assisting the driver in necessary situations. Fulfilling the criteria of the new EU car safety agenda and approved proposal.
Smart Eye is proud to be an entrusted partner for the future generation of semi-autonomous cars together with the BMW Group, paving the way for a high-quality and safe drive.
BMW X3 and BMW X4 are two of the 43 design-wins Smart Eye currently holds with six OEMs. In a previous announcement Smart Eye revealed that BMW X5 and BMW 8-series also includes Smart Eye’s technology and represent the first and second design-win the company has from BMW.
European Parliament: all motor vehicles intended to be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems
Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards proposed by the European Commission in May last year. The proposal’s compromise amendments states that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver distraction, drowsiness and attention warning system.
In the compromise amendments, based on the proposal from May last year, it is stated that all categories of vehicles shall be equipped with:
- “advanced driver drowsiness and attention warning”
- “advanced driver distraction warning”
“First of all, we see this as very positive. It potentially means that a lot of lives can be saved thanks to EU legislation. This initiative also increases the speed of the implementation of driver monitoring systems on the European market, and probably also in other markets”, says Martin Krantz, CEO of Smart Eye.
The proposed legislation still awaits final negotiations between the Parliament, Member States and the European Commission.
Smart Eye receives 14 design wins from a global Korean OEM
Announcement from February 1, 2019:
Smart Eye secures 14 design wins with a global Korean OEM. Production start is set for 2020 and the estimated order value may exceed 150 MSEK.
Smart Eye AB (Nasdaq First North: SEYE.ST), a leading producer of AI-powered eye tracking technology for semi-autonomous cars, secures 14 design wins from a new customer. The customer is a global Korean OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and the order consists of 14 vehicles, with a production start in 2020. The order value is estimated to exceed 150 million SEK for the 14 models, based on product life cycle volume projections. The life cycle revenue potential of all programs for the global Korean OEM may exceed 2,0 billion SEK.
“We’re not only entering the dynamic Korean market as a supplier to an automotive giant, well-known as an industry benchmark in quality, but at the same time we’re also making our first inroad into the mass market. Our previous design wins were all high-end cars in the premium segment. Now for the first time we’ve been awarded a nomination for no less than 14 models, with a wide variety of types firmly rooted in the mass market segment. This is a clear validation that our strategy of supplying all segments of the automotive industry works, and it’s also an indication that the automotive industry is adopting driver monitoring faster than we previously expected,” says Smart Eye CEO Martin Krantz.
Smart Eye will deliver its driver monitoring system (DMS), an in-car AI function facilitating better driver safety and driver experience.
Altogether, Smart Eye has received 43 automotive industry design wins from six OEMs, making the company the market leader in driver monitoring technologies. The total potential value of Smart Eye’s design wins exceeds 1,0 billion SEK. Furthermore, Smart Eye has now six OEM customers and four car models launched.